A Behind-The-Scenes Tutorial On How To Master Faux Freckles, The Chanel Way

Sixties Sensibility

Go your own way by mixing shapes, textures and colours for a look that screams 'it girl'. 

Freckles give the skin an instant a sporty sun-kissed feel when embraced during the hot summer months.

But if you are not genetically blessed with a smattering of well-placed dots like Adwoa Aboah, take a beauty cue from Lucia Pica, Global Creative Make-up and Colour Director for Chanel who has created a collection inspired by female individuality, designed to encourage self-expression.

Featuring palettes, liners and mascara with one next-level detail: dappled beauty dots drawn across the nose and cheeks - a beauty trick makeup artist Ailbhe Lynch swears by for its instant summer effect. 

To create the look, Lynch used Chanel's Brow Powder Duo in Naturel with a fine-tipped brush on the bridge of the nose and outwards, then diffused them using the fingertip for a blurred, natural effect. Letting the dots take centre stage (asides from the attention-grabbing perfectly blended smokey eye) by keeping the base sun-kissed and effortless with a sheer lip to match. 

Keep scrolling for a quick and easy faux freckles tutorial featuring Chanel's new eye collection. 

The Base

Create a sun-kissed complexion by applying faux freckles over a radiant base.

"Scatter freckles using Chanel's Brow Powder Duo in Naturel with a fine-tipped brush for an imperfect finish. Lightly press with your fingertip so skin and freckles become one," says Lynch. 

Brow Powder Duo; Naturel, €45, Chanel

The Eye

The eyes are the real focus for this look. Opt for soft, romantic washes or step things up a little if you prefer a bolder result.

"Intensify colour using a flat brush or applicator to press shadow onto lids, then using a tapered brush, create strong lines and blocks of colour or diffuse edges for a blurry effect," Lynch advises. 

Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow in Blurry Blue, €53, Chanel

The Lip

Prep lips with a balm for a smooth, hydrated base, then have fun!

"Play with double-duty products, use blush on lips or lip products as blush. Press Les Beiges No24 Healthy Glow Sheer Colour Stick onto the lips for a delicate, summery stain.

"Complete the look by applying Baume Essential Sculpting to the lips and high points of the face for a light-reflective, pearly luminous glow," Lynch recommends. 

Les Beiges No24 Healthy Glow Sheer Colour Stick, €44, Chanel

Your Turn

Watch makeup artist, Ailbhe Lynch using Chanel's new eye collection to create the ultimate summer face: a faux freckles base, a neutral lip and bold eyes.

Main image by @adwoaaboah

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